Once many of the teeth have been lost, or decayed to the point that they are non-restorable; the best restorative option is sometimes a complete upper and lower denture. Dentures have the ability to restore a dentally compromised patient to a very esthetically pleasing and functional result.
A great option for restoring a patient who is missing a few teeth in either the upper or lower arch is called a partial denture. This one removable appliance is designed to replace several missing teeth at once, and restore a patient to improved esthetics and function. There are two types of partial dentures, Metal Cast Partial Dentures in which the framework of the denture is of a high quality metal that is custom designed to lock on to the existing teeth. The other type is the Acrylic Partial Denture which provides a highly esthetic result. These dentures are fabricated entirely of acrylic material and snap into place around the existing teeth.
Implanted Supported Dentures
Many patients end up due to an overall lack of dental health needing upper and lower dentures. One of the biggest complaints for these patients is movement or instability of the denture, especially the lower denture. New technology offers a solution to this problem. By placing several dental implants in the jaw and placing custom attachments in the existing denture, it is possible for a denture to snap into place providing a secure, sound restorative option for denture wearers.